While the latest rumors point to a deployment of updated Windows Phone 7.8 in early 2013, it seems that some manufacturers will not play the game, starting with LG. Despite Microsoft’s efforts to make the deployment of updates beyond the control of operators, manufacturers will always have their say and that is precisely the case of the Optimus 7 from the Korean manufacturer.
Polish is a user and sent directly to LG to know when the terminal has the right to update expected by some to taste the joys of Windows Phone 8. By return mail, the Polish division of LG Electronics told him that there were currently no plans to update the Windows Phone devices currently available on the market by the manufacturer.
However, it remains an option for users: self-install the cab file in Windows Phone 7.8. It is where we geek is not.
Current Windows Phone 7 owners might have to wait until Q1 of next year to get their 7.8 update, but at least now we have some idea of what the update will bring. Microsoft officially promised a WP8-like start screen with resizable tiles, but leaked in-house training materials from Nokia give more details.
The lock screen will be customizable – users can pick an app to update the lockscreen periodically, something that sounds a lot like WP8’s Live Apps service.
Internet Explorer will be updated with enhanced security, but it seems like Windows Phone 7.8 will keep using IE9 and won’t get IE10. Another perk of the updated OS will be the MP3 editor that can be used to create ringtones out of songs. There will be more system colors available too, for a total of 20.
Phone makers will be adding their own touches to the 7.8 update. Nokia, for example, will add support for sharing media files over Bluetooth (for non-DRM protected files), update the Contacts Transfer app and enhance the ringtone editor.
Windows Phone Italy’s Facebook page also promised support for Rooms (a new feature in WP8), SmartGlass and Xbox Music.
We shouldn’t have to remind you that neither leaked training materials nor Facebook posts are particularly solid information, but until Microsoft officially spills the beans on the Windows Phone 7.8 changelog, it’s all we have to go on.
Rovio has finally released Angry Birds Star Wars after they teasing it for over a month. The game is available for download on iOS, Android and OS X and also for Windows Phone and Windows 8 versions.
Here’s the trailer of Angry Birds Star Wars :
The game is priced at $0.99 on iOS for the iPhone version and $2.99 for the iPad version. Meanwhile, Android has two versions, one that is free but comes with ads and another ‘HD’ version, which despite the name looks identical to the standard version but costs $2.99 and does not include ads. The OS X version costs $4.99.
You can have a glimpse on the game trough this gameplay video :
To download yours head up to these links, depending to your device :
For iOS : iPhone • iPad
For Android : Standard • HD
For : Windows Phone 8
For : OS X